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DJI Matrice 300 firmware update adds privacy and security measures

DJI Matrice 300 firmware update adds privacy and security measures

DJI has released firmware version v03.00.01.01 for the DJI Matrice 300, which includes a number of additional privacy and data security measures. Future upgrades, for example, can be done entirely offline, and data saved on the onboard SD card can be encrypted. Users will now have greater say over how the drone communicates to external servers.

DJI Matrice 300 firmware update adds privacy and security measures

The DJI Matrice or M300 RTK is now the top model in DJI’s Enterprise line. The aircraft has a lengthy flying duration, can detect obstacles in all directions, and can be outfitted with sophisticated cameras for inspection and security. As a result, the drone is popular with both commercial operators and governments.

DJI has issued a new firmware upgrade for the DJI Matrice 300 to address continuing privacy and data security concerns. It is related to firmware version v03.00.01.01.

One of the new features is the ability to conduct all future upgrades without requiring the drone or controller to be connected to the internet. After v03.00.01.01, updates may be done via an SD card placed into the controller or the drone.

Another new data security feature is the inclusion of a Restricted Network Mode. Only the map display, RTK, and live broadcast functionalities of the M300 may communicate with a remote server when in this mode. Other types of data transmission are not possible. Users who do not want the drone to communicate with the outside world may activate the Local Data Mode.

SD card encryption can now be enabled to further secure the data saved on the drone itself. To view the photos on the memory card, the user must first input a security code each time the drone is switched on.

Delete All Device Data is a new data protection function that deletes all logs, data, and settings from the drone, controller, and payload all at once.

Other features in Matrice 300 firmware update

Other new features are also included in the software upgrade. For example, it is now possible to have the drone automatically capture a 360o panorama of the surroundings. There have also been advancements in flying behavior and the operation of the return to home (RTH) feature. Furthermore, the maximum flying height of the drone may now be set at 1,500 meters, provided the launch is at least 50 kilometers away from an airport.

DJI Matrice 300 firmware update adds privacy and security measures

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This article first appeared on Dronewatch and is written by Wiebe de Jager who is also a DroneXL contributor.

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